Alison’s studio is in the New Forest from where she derives inspiration for her work. Alison’s paintings reflect her love of the local landscape, particularly the reed beds near her home, the bog pools, meandering rivers and streams of the New Forest, and the stunning Solent coastline.
Water and light, often captured at dawn or dusk, and the ever changing moods and colours of the seasons are constant themes in Alison’s subtly evocative work. Though abstract in style, her paintings create a wonderful sense of place and atmosphere.
‘My passions for painting and the natural world have run side by side since my childhood and my landscapes stem from time spent watching and listening in the secret places in the New Forest, Solent coast and reed beds. I use acrylic paint on board or canvas , and layers of thin paint are combined with direct mark making in thicker paint to give the poetic quality of watercolour with the gutsy impact of oils’.
Alison studied Fine Art at Salisbury School of Art, and later at Hornsey College of Art with Maurice de Sausmarez. She has exhibited widely in the UK, including the St Barbe Museum and Gallery in November 2018. Alongside her own practice, Alison has taught advanced drawing and painting to adult students here in Lymington .
Coastal Gallery is delighted to feature a selection of Alison’s work.
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